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not happening on in the wealthy parts of the city, where wealthy women are accessing healthcare. they are targeting neighborhoods where you have low income women, working class women, middle class women that may not have the resources to access these services. and that is where they are focusing their protests. and i think that is wrong. i think that it is wrong because i think that what they are doing is going after the most vulnerable. the people that need that assistance, that need access to healthcare. and you know, i have no problem, people standing out information and you know they have a right to provide these pamphlets but if you look at the content of these pamphlets i respectfully submit that i don't see that many of the points that they make here are grounded on scientific evidence. you know, i think that there is a lot in this information and a
lot of tactics about the dangers of abortion and they have the right to provide that information but they don't have the right to intimidate women and so that is what this is about and so i want to thank all of you who came out and all of the different organizations, narol, of course, i want to thank, credo is amazing to see a company, of san francisco based company in every sense of the word to see what they are doing that the woman's political committee and the health clinic and so many that have come out. but more importantly, i want to thank planned parenthood for what they do on a daily basis. and i was very moved to hear that the last comment from the husband whose wife works at planned parenthood. you know, i am amazed at how brave the people who work at planned parenthood are on a single day you are putting your
own personal safety on the line because you believe in what you are doing. and the thing is that it is truly about respecting women to make those choices for themselves and i am so proud to be a part of this, my hope is that when it moves forward to the board of supervisors that we get an 11-0 vote and that it is signed by the mayor as quickly as possible. so with that, if we could have a motion to move this item forward? >> moved. >> so we have a motion by supervisor yee, we can do that without objection. >> thank you, very much. for being here. >> mr. clerk, is there any other business before this committee >> that concludes the agenda, mr. chair. >> thank you. >> meeting ajournd.
>> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history.
the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change
san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor
sonny rolph introduced the new geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco railway. that he said would be the nucleus that would host the city. and san francisco gave further incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened
heading west to the beach. in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway. by then motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly.
the california street cable railway was purchased by the city in 1952. there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957 only three lines would remain. the three lines that exist today. in 1964 the cable car's future as part of california's transit system was sealed when it was proclaimed a national historic landmark. in february, 1980, muni metro were officially inaugurated. in that same year, muni received its first fleet of buses
equipped with wheelchair lifts. in 1982 when the cable car had a shut-down, they added an alternative attraction to the cars. the festival was a huge hit and would continue for the next four summers in a permanent f-line that would extend all the way to fisherman's wharf, by 2000 the f-line was in place. and in 2007 muni extended the third line to the southeast corner and returning to third street. for the first time in 60 years. in the course of last 100 years, muni's diverse workforce forged by men and women of innovation have reflected the many cultures that flock to the city.
muni's ground-breaking antidiscrimination has guaranteed equal opportunity for all. the city's policy mandates the course for the future, as they work diligently to increase options and increase multialternatives, and deduce -- reduce the carbon footprint. it continues to improve the systems. during this sen -- centennial year we reflect on the transit system. driven not (music) >> herb theatre,open rehearsal.
listen to the rehearsal. i think it is fun for them, they see our work process, our discussions, the decisions we make. it is good for us. we kind of behavior little bit when we have people in the audience. msk (music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted. my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work.
also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose. and after we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour.
reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire.
i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music) >> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all. string orchestra work. 23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section; everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that
i felt not only that we could do , absolutely could do, but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time. i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that particular song by the fourth note. and that is our encore on tour. by the way.
i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece no matter where we are. test, test, test, test, test, test >> call meeting to order. >> (calling roll). >> item two approval of meeting for the meeting. >> second. >> motion to approve. march 26th >> second. >> all in favor. >> i and a item 3 pledge of
allegiance. >> flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> item 4 please be advised that the ringing of cell phones and paramedics and similar devises are prohibit at this meeting. please be advised that a person maybe escorted out. and a person may commit on the report. member of the public and port
staff thank you for joining us. on behalf of my commissioners we're at 5 now commissioner murphy. and commissioner brandon is still sitting in the jury room and hoping to be realized. but it's my honor to welcome you commissioner murphy. i want to give a little bit of background on you if that's okay. and we're looking forward to having your expertise on part of our work. we've been really, really busy. our initial calculations are showing in the last 5 years the port will have invested almost $300 million as the - your
timing wouldn't be better. commissioner murphy is a left hand california real estate broker and a successful real estate developer in san francisco and in arizona. he is also the founder and director and chief exclusive office for the investments. you may know he recently served on the office and - as you'll hear was born and raised in ireland and has traveled all over the world has come to san francisco he was headhunted and sent off to europe.
and he founded two very successful entrepreneurs. he's a founding member for the alienation of responsible growth here. we look forward to working with you. if everyone will please join me in welcoming the commissioner. i guess you'd like me to say a few words >> before you say that i want to welcome you as well. i echo the comments of the director and speaking one that joined the port recently you couldn't have come at a better time. we're thrilled to have you join us >> also commissioner murphy it's a principle to have you on
the commission we now have 5 i was outnumbered by the women. i think now we'll go forward and i look forward to working with i >> thank you very much. i say thank god for the women or i wouldn't be here. i want to thank the mayor fraught u first of all, nominating me to this commission. it's a an honor for me to serve and to serve the city and a county of san francisco. i can tell you that my soul is here in san francisco. i love this city. i've just been away for a week
and a half it was great getting back to san francisco. i'd like to thank monique for making this transition easy for me and also amy who got my schedule it out to arizona for me. i've admit a lot of department heads i've enjoyed meeting them. so i'm a newcomer going i don't know very much i'm willing to be teachable and i want to do what's best for all citizens of san francisco. and again thanks a lot >> thank you commissioner and welcome i suspect you know more than enough to help us out.
i think as you know commissioners the last week there was an article in the san francisco chronicle having to do with the ports. we thought it is a very important issue for the port and we think it's important to share with you what the port is doing and why we're intent on protecting the birds >> good afternoon, commissione commissioners. as monique said there was a report in the chronicle a week ago and on channel 2 news last
wednesday and there's a few things we would like to follow-up on and correct in those reports. so it concerned offspring at pier 80. osprey a protected under the federal law called the any congratulated treaty. it's - this law is enforced by the fish and wildlife serve. it protects a lot of birds their eggs and nests as well. for the seagulls we're concerned about the western gulls.
in particular regards to bird nests conversations with bird life staff their guidance documents and also federal and state management plans consistently indicate that nests in the process have been constructed are not active nests. the n ta does not prevent - knocking down nests that are empty are not a threat. so this speaks to the heart of
the pier 80 as i'll describe. if i saw the article you may recall or you may recall from last spring as well that we celebrated having a pair of osprey show up at our according terminal and nest on top of one of the according cranes. we allowed the osprey to raise their chicks. the end of september 2012 the port removed the nests. we did after consulting with the san francisco group and also a communication with auto bond.
after that there was wire placed on top of the crane to detour the birds from come back. initially in communication with auto bond we flooded the idea of setting up a platform we suggested a park to the south of the terminal areas. ultimately that offer wasn't accepted there were concerns both by auto bond and also some folks in the port will encouraging rafters to go to a park and they might eat the other birds that are there already. so we remain hopeful that the osprey would go to the
complainer cranes at 96 those have been abandon and their equally as at all and attractive as those on pier 80. this spring our crane crew has been testing this. the port i've got to say never intended to have the cranes available in the spring. on march 26th a person noticed osprey on crane 80 and they were carrying sticks. wednesday morning the crew operated the crane and observed
no nests. they did remove a few sticks on the end of the crane. there's nothing on the crane that met or approached fish and wildlife matters. perhaps the person who reported to the fish and wildlife that the birds nests were destroyed. it was then used through the media which fufrd the false impression that the nests was destroyed. the crane was moved within 21 hours